Sunday Igboho alleges plots to kill him in Benin Republic custody

Sunday Igboho Adeyemo

A spokesman of the Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho has alleged that there are plots to eliminate Sunday Igboho in Benin Republic detention.

Sunday Igboho has been in detention since his arrest on July 19 in Cotonou on travel-related charges.

“So many people have heard rumours in the past 24 to 48 hours. We know that God Almighty is watching. If they are trying, they cannot be successful. If they are planning evil against Prof. Banji Akintoye and the others, they are only trying, but God’s power is superior,” his spokesman Olayomi Koiki said in a podcast on Tuesday night.

“The enemies are trying to eliminate him (Sunday Igboho); their plan is to eliminate him so that the Yoruba Nation agenda will be silenced. But God has shown that He is above them.”

Mr Koiki alleged that Benin Republic judicial system is not functional.

“If you think the legal route is what will set Igboho free, then we are wasting our time. Benin Republic judicial system is not working. Look at the way his case has been prolonged. I’ve spoken with our lawyer in Benin, and he told me that only the president can set him (Sunday Igboho) free,” he said.

The Federal Government had asked a Cotonou court to extradite Sunday Igboho to Nigeria. The Yoruba Nation agitator had been declared wanted by the Department of State Services for allegedly stockpiling ammunition.